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Instant Pot Mini Dill Potatoes (Dillpotatis)

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Summer fresh Instant Pot mini dill potatoes are the perfect side dish for your next salmon dinner or Swedish Midsummer menu. They are excellent alongside barbecue meals with steak or kebabs.

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In the fall and winter they can be enjoyed with curries and stews. Pressure cooking potatoes with fresh dill allows for a delightful dill infused flavor that is present throughout the potato dish.

They are easy to make and everyone in your family will love these bite sized morsels. It’s a hands free process when the Instant Pot is used.

Just set it and you won’t have to monitor continuously, as is the case with stove top cooking, to ensure the water doesn’t boil over on the stove. If you’ve ever had that happen, you know it’s not pretty.

With the Instant Pot, there’s no need to baby-sit the potatoes. And they are cooked perfectly through, tender on the inside.

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Ingredients in Instant Pot Mini Dill Potatoes

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  • New Potatoes or Mini Potatoes — New potatoes are preferred, but as they aren’t always available, mini potatoes can be used.
  • Fresh Dill — sprigs of fresh dill, you can keep them large or snip them into smaller pieces if you like.
  • Salt — Himalayan

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Recipe Variations to Try

If you don’t have mini potatoes, follow the same procedure, except add dill to regular, peeled and quartered potatoes. These will be even more dill infused, since they are peeled and cut.

You can also add fresh dill to the water similarly when making Instant Pot mashed potatoes. We love dill mashed potatoes with salmon fillets, turkey, ham, roast beef, Irish meat stews or any other hearty curries, chilis or stews.

If you have any dill potatoes leftover, you can dice them and make a potato salad.

What to Serve With Instant Pot Mini Dill Potatoes

These mini dill potatoes taste best topped with some sour cream (try yogurt or labneh) and fresh snipped chives.

They are perfect for a Swedish Midsummer menu (Svensk Midsommar meny) that basically includes many varieties of pickled herring (sill), these mini dill potatoes (dilpotatis) topped with sour cream and chives, buttered crisp bread and a salad.

Some other Midsummer specialties are smoked salmon (gravad lax), chanterelle pie (quiche with chanterelle mushrooms) and shrimp salad (rakröra).

Common Midsummer beverages are nonalcoholic sparkling pear or apple cider for the children (IKEA often carries these ciders in its grocery store) and aquavit or snaps for the grown ups.

It’s a common tradition to have a piece of pickled herring ready on your fork before taking a shot of aquavit during celebratory meals like Midsummer or Kraftskiva (Crayfish party usually in August).

You might not think pickled herring as a chaser would be good, but after about the second round it starts to make perfect sense! If you want to give it a shot, try it (responsibly) and see!

It’s difficult to find good pickled herring outside of Sweden. The brands in most regular north American grocery stores are just not the same. Your best bet is IKEA grocery if you have one nearby, or a local Swedish or Scandinavian club near you that has a Christmas market with Swedish food imports for sale.

If you’re able to get your hands on a few jars, place your pickled herring on a plate, add these dill potatoes with sour cream and chives, and some buttered crispbread and you will have a Glad Midsommar!

It’s seriously one of my favorite dinners to make. These Instant Pot dill potatoes are the easiest side dish, and if you can open jars of pickled herring – dinner practically serves itself! That’s enough reason to celebrate right there!

Swedish Midsummer usually takes place in late June.

For other times of the year, as part of our regular dinner rotation, we love to enjoy these potatoes with salmon fillets.

It’s always both of our lemon butter salmon and spicy maple salmon dinners, made together with steamed broccoli and masala oven roasted asparagus.

It’s so nice to keep a few standardized dinners that you know everyone loves, so you can remove the guesswork, plan ahead and save time.

Try dill potatoes as a side dish with your favorite steak or BBQ spare ribs.

Preparation and Storage Tips

Ensure your potatoes are clean by scrubbing each with a potato scrubber. You can find prewashed mini potatoes in packages in the produce section of your local grocery store. I usually still give them a rinse and quick clean but you don’t have to.

Store your mini potatoes in a cool, dry place and they should keep well for at least a week. As with many of our vegetables, we plan to consume them relatively soon after purchase (within a week) anyhow, so they will remain fresh.

Once cooked, they will last for about three days in the fridge, but we usually try to get to the leftover potatoes within a day or two.

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instant pot mini dill potatoes recipe

Instant Pot Mini Dill Potatoes

Susan & Björn
Summer fresh dill potatoes are the perfect side dish to have with salmon and pickled herring, especially as part of a Swedish Midsummer Menu. Enjoy it year round with your favorite mains — perfect with steak or meat and vegetable stews in the colder months.
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servings4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Swedish
Calories 136 kcal
Fiber 4 g
Carbohydrates 31 g

Equipment

1 Instant Pot 6 Quart

Ingredients
 
 

  • 680 g New Potatoes, mini potatoes, washed and unpeeled
  • 1 Cup Dill, Fresh sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, Himalayan

Instructions
 

  • Add mini potatoes to the Instant Pot.
    instant pot mini dill potatoes step 1
  • Pour 3 cups of water into the Instant Pot or enough water to barely cover all the potatoes.
    instant pot mini dill potatoes step 2
  • Add dill and salt to the Instant Pot, over top of the potatoes.
    instant pot mini dill potatoes step 3
  • Close the lid and turn the Instant Pot's pressure valve to SEALING. Set to HIGH Pressure for 8 minutes. Quick Release the pressure when complete, by turning the pressure valve to VENTING.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 4g Fat: 0.3g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g Sodium: 607mg Potassium: 804mg Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 923IU Vitamin C: 44mg Calcium: 46mg Iron: 2mg

Note

The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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